Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations, 12890-12891 [2020-04556]

Download as PDF 12890 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 44 / Thursday, March 5, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: The Director of the Bureau of the Census (Director) (Census Bureau) is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The purpose of the NAC is to provide advice to the Director of the Census Bureau on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behaviorial and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The Director has determined that the work of the NAC is in the public interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Therefore, the Director is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the NAC. Additional information concerning the NAC can be found by visiting the NAC’s website at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/ nac.html. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before August 1, 2020. Nominations must contain a completed re´sume´. Those nominees that have applied for positions in 2019 will be included in the nomination pool and considered for a NAC position. The Census Bureau will retain nominations received after the August 1, 2020 date for consideration should additional vacancies occur. The re´sume´ must be sent to the address below. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to the census.national.advisory .committee@census.gov (subject line 2020 NAC Nominations’’), or by letter submission to Kimberly L. Leonard, External Stakeholder Program Manager, Office of Program, Performance and Stakeholder Integration (PPSI), 2020 NAC Nominations, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2K137, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly L. Leonard, External Stakeholder Program Manager, Office of Program, Performance and Stakeholder Integration (PPSI), Room 2K137, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, by telephone at khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 301–763–7281 or by email at Kimberly.L.Leonard@census.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10, the Director of the Census Bureau is seeking nominations for the NAC. The NAC will operate under the provisions of FACA and will report to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce through the Director of the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations will advise the Director of the Census Bureau on the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities. The Advisory Committee will provide race, ethnic, and other population expertise from the following disciplines: Economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, and behavioral and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. Objectives and Duties 1. The NAC advises the Director of the Census Bureau (the Director) on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. 2. The NAC advises the Census Bureau on the identification of new strategies for improved census operations, and survey and data collection methods, including identifying cost efficient ways to increase response rates. 3. The NAC provides guidance on census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs. 4. The NAC reviews and provides formal recommendations and feedback on working papers, reports, and other documents related to the design and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. In providing insight, perspectives, and expertise on the full spectrum of Census Bureau surveys and programs, the NAC examines such areas as hidden households, language barriers, students and youth, aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations, complex households, poverty, race/ethnic distribution, privacy and confidentiality, rural populations and businesses, individuals and households with limited access to information and communications technologies, the dynamic nature of new businesses, minority ownership of businesses, as well as other concerns impacting Census Bureau survey design and implementation. 6. The NAC uses formal advisory committee meetings, webinars, web conferences, working groups, and other methods to accomplish its goals, consistent with the requirements of the FACA. The NAC will consult with regional office staff to help identify regional, local, tribal and grass roots issues, trends and perspectives related to Census Bureau surveys and programs. 7. The NAC functions solely as an advisory body under the FACA. Membership 1. The NAC consists of up to 32 members who serve at the discretion of the Director. The Census Bureau is seeking eight qualified candidates to be considered for appointment. 2. The NAC aims to have a balanced representation among its members, considering such factors as geography, age, sex, race, ethnicity, technical expertise, community involvement, and knowledge of census programs and/or activities. 3. The NAC aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, including state, local and tribal governments; academia; research, national and community-based organizations; and, the private sector. 4. Members will be selected from the public and private sectors. Members may serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) or representatives who are selected to represent specific organizations. 5. SGEs and representatives will be selected based on their expertise in or representation of specific areas to include: Diverse populations (including race and ethnic populations); national, state, local, and tribal interest organizations serving hard-to-count populations; researchers; communitybased organizations; academia; business E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 44 / Thursday, March 5, 2020 / Notices interests; marketing and media professionals; researchers; and, members of professional associations. Members will be individually advised of the capacity in which they will serve through their appointment letters. 6. Membership is open to persons who are not seated on other Census Bureau stakeholder entities (i.e., State Data Centers, Census Information Centers, Federal State Cooperative on Populations Estimates Program, other Census Advisory Committees, etc.). People who have already served one full-term on a Census Bureau Advisory Committee may not serve on any other Census Bureau Advisory Committee for three years from the termination of previous service. No employee of the federal government can serve as a member of the NAC. 7. Members will serve for a three-year term. All members will be reevaluated at the conclusion of each term with the prospect of renewal, pending the committee needs. Active attendance and participation in meetings and activities (e.g., conference calls and assignments) will be factors considered when determining term renewal or membership continuance. Members may be appointed for a second three-year term at the discretion of the Director. 8. Members will be selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the NAC serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for committee-related travel and lodging expenses. 2. The NAC meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census Bureau Director or Designated Federal Officer. All NAC meetings are open to the public in accordance with the FACA. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Nomination Process 1. Nominations should satisfy the requirements described in the Membership section above. 2. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of candidates. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications (resume´ or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the committee, including, but not limited to, regular meeting attendance, committee meeting discussant responsibilities, review of materials, as well as participation in conference calls, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Mar 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 webinars, working groups, and/or special committee activities. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks diverse NAC membership. Dated: February 28, 2020. Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2020–04556 Filed 3–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census Census Scientific Advisory Committee Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is giving notice of a meeting of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. CSAC information, including the agenda topics, can be found at the following website: https://www.census.gov/about/ cac/sac.html. DATES: The meeting will be held on the following dates: • Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT; and • Friday, March 27, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Census Bureau Auditorium, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. The meeting also will be available via webcast at: https:// www.census.gov/newsroom/censuslive.html. For the status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact Tommy Wright, Designated Federal Officer, at 301–763–1702 or via email at tommy.wright@census.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Leonard, External Stakeholder Program Manager, Office of Program, Performance and Stakeholder Integrations, by mail at Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2K137, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233 or at 301–763– 7281, or via email at: census.scientific.advisory.committee@ census.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12891 (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday. The members of the CSAC are appointed by the Director, Census Bureau. The Committee provides scientific and technical expertise, as appropriate, to address Census Bureau program needs and objectives. The Committee has been established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10). The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Provide and update members on scientific and technical activities; and 2. address Census Bureau program needs and objectives. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make oral statements should request in writing by Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to be scheduled on the agenda. Requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to: census.scientific.advisory.committee@ census.gov. Please place in the subject line ‘‘March 2020 CSAC Meeting Public Comment.’’ Anyone who would like to bring extensive related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments must be sent to: Kimberly Leonard, External Stakeholder Program Manager, Office of Program, Performance and Stakeholder Integrations, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 2K137, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233 or or by phone at 301–763–7281, or via email at: census.scientific.advisory.committee@ census.gov. If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests two weeks in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation by contacting 301–763– 7281. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case-by-case basis. For access to the facility or proceedings, please contact 301–763– 9906 on the day of the meeting. A photo ID must be presented in order to receive your visitor’s badge. Visitors are not allowed beyond the first floor. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census


Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National 
Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Director of the Bureau of the Census (Director) (Census 
Bureau) is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Committee on 
Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The purpose of the NAC is 
to provide advice to the Director of the Census Bureau on the full 
range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, 
technological, methodological, geographic, behaviorial and operational 
variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of Census 
Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The 
Director has determined that the work of the NAC is in the public 
interest and relevant to the duties of the Census Bureau. Therefore, 
the Director is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the NAC. 
Additional information concerning the NAC can be found by visiting the 
NAC's website at: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/nac.html.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before August 1, 2020. 
Nominations must contain a completed r[eacute]sum[eacute]. Those 
nominees that have applied for positions in 2019 will be included in 
the nomination pool and considered for a NAC position. The Census 
Bureau will retain nominations received after the August 1, 2020 date 
for consideration should additional vacancies occur. The 
r[eacute]sum[eacute] must be sent to the address below.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to the census.national.advisory 
.[email protected] (subject line 2020 NAC Nominations''), or by 
letter submission to Kimberly L. Leonard, External Stakeholder Program 
Manager, Office of Program, Performance and Stakeholder Integration 
(PPSI), 2020 NAC Nominations, Department of Commerce, U.S. Census 
Bureau, Room 2K137, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly L. Leonard, External 
Stakeholder Program Manager, Office of Program, Performance and 
Stakeholder Integration (PPSI), Room 2K137, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, by telephone at 301-763-7281 or 
by email at [email protected]. Individuals who use 
telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. 
and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Title 
5, United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10, the Director of the 
Census Bureau is seeking nominations for the NAC. The NAC will operate 
under the provisions of FACA and will report to the Secretary of the 
Department of Commerce through the Director of the Census Bureau.
    The Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, 
and Other Populations will advise the Director of the Census Bureau on 
the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities. The Advisory 
Committee will provide race, ethnic, and other population expertise 
from the following disciplines: Economic, housing, demographic, 
socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, 
and behavioral and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, 
and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the 
decennial census.

Objectives and Duties

    1. The NAC advises the Director of the Census Bureau (the Director) 
on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, 
linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and 
operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation 
of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census.
    2. The NAC advises the Census Bureau on the identification of new 
strategies for improved census operations, and survey and data 
collection methods, including identifying cost efficient ways to 
increase response rates.
    3. The NAC provides guidance on census policies, research and 
methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other 
activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, 
surveys, operations, and programs.
    4. The NAC reviews and provides formal recommendations and feedback 
on working papers, reports, and other documents related to the design 
and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys.
    5. In providing insight, perspectives, and expertise on the full 
spectrum of Census Bureau surveys and programs, the NAC examines such 
areas as hidden households, language barriers, students and youth, 
aging populations, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal 
considerations, new immigrant populations, populations affected by 
natural disasters, highly mobile and migrant populations, complex 
households, poverty, race/ethnic distribution, privacy and 
confidentiality, rural populations and businesses, individuals and 
households with limited access to information and communications 
technologies, the dynamic nature of new businesses, minority ownership 
of businesses, as well as other concerns impacting Census Bureau survey 
design and implementation.
    6. The NAC uses formal advisory committee meetings, webinars, web 
conferences, working groups, and other methods to accomplish its goals, 
consistent with the requirements of the FACA. The NAC will consult with 
regional office staff to help identify regional, local, tribal and 
grass roots issues, trends and perspectives related to Census Bureau 
surveys and programs.
    7. The NAC functions solely as an advisory body under the FACA.

Membership

    1. The NAC consists of up to 32 members who serve at the discretion 
of the Director. The Census Bureau is seeking eight qualified 
candidates to be considered for appointment.
    2. The NAC aims to have a balanced representation among its 
members, considering such factors as geography, age, sex, race, 
ethnicity, technical expertise, community involvement, and knowledge of 
census programs and/or activities.
    3. The NAC aims to include members from diverse backgrounds, 
including state, local and tribal governments; academia; research, 
national and community-based organizations; and, the private sector.
    4. Members will be selected from the public and private sectors. 
Members may serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) or 
representatives who are selected to represent specific organizations.
    5. SGEs and representatives will be selected based on their 
expertise in or representation of specific areas to include: Diverse 
populations (including race and ethnic populations); national, state, 
local, and tribal interest organizations serving hard-to-count 
populations; researchers; community-based organizations; academia; 
business

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interests; marketing and media professionals; researchers; and, members 
of professional associations. Members will be individually advised of 
the capacity in which they will serve through their appointment 
letters.
    6. Membership is open to persons who are not seated on other Census 
Bureau stakeholder entities (i.e., State Data Centers, Census 
Information Centers, Federal State Cooperative on Populations Estimates 
Program, other Census Advisory Committees, etc.). People who have 
already served one full-term on a Census Bureau Advisory Committee may 
not serve on any other Census Bureau Advisory Committee for three years 
from the termination of previous service. No employee of the federal 
government can serve as a member of the NAC.
    7. Members will serve for a three-year term. All members will be 
reevaluated at the conclusion of each term with the prospect of 
renewal, pending the committee needs. Active attendance and 
participation in meetings and activities (e.g., conference calls and 
assignments) will be factors considered when determining term renewal 
or membership continuance. Members may be appointed for a second three-
year term at the discretion of the Director.
    8. Members will be selected on a standardized basis, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the NAC serve without compensation, but receive 
reimbursement for committee-related travel and lodging expenses.
    2. The NAC meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but 
additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Census 
Bureau Director or Designated Federal Officer. All NAC meetings are 
open to the public in accordance with the FACA.

Nomination Process

    1. Nominations should satisfy the requirements described in the 
Membership section above.
    2. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations 
on behalf of candidates. A summary of the candidate's qualifications 
(resume[acute] or curriculum vitae) must be included along with the 
nomination letter. Nominees must be able to actively participate in the 
tasks of the committee, including, but not limited to, regular meeting 
attendance, committee meeting discussant responsibilities, review of 
materials, as well as participation in conference calls, webinars, 
working groups, and/or special committee activities.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks diverse NAC membership.

     Dated: February 28, 2020.
Steven D. Dillingham,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2020-04556 Filed 3-4-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-07-P